Presec Legon secures the eighth #NSMQ victory.

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In the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) grand finals, Presbyterian Boys Senior High School in Legon has won for the eighth time. Presec Legon, the 2022 champions, triumphed twice in 2023, marking the second instance of back-to-back victories during the NSMQ’s 30-year history.

With 40 points at the end of the fifth and final round, they were ahead of both Achimota School (28 points, silver medalists) and Opoku Ware School (23 points, bronze medalists).

With 18 points at the completion of the first round of the 2023 grand finals, the Presecan boys took the first step toward securing the title of most successful school in the NSMQ from the outset.

Opoku Ware School, the two-time champion, and Achimota School, the two-time champion, concluded the first round with nine and eleven points, respectively.

Presec maintained his lead with 40 points through the fifth round.

It was only in the 4th round that Achimota School closed the gap and came level at 25 points each with Presec at some point, but that round even ended with Presec at 31 points as against Achimota’s 28 points and Opoku Ware’s 20 points.

End of Round 1

Presec Legon: 18

Achimota School: 12

Opoku Ware School: 12

End of Round 2

Presec Legon: 23

Achimota School: 12

Opoku Ware School: 14

End of Round 3 (Problem of the Day)

Presec Legon: 27

Achimota School: 15

Opoku Ware School: 16

End of Round 4

Presec Legon: 31

Achimota School: 28

Opoku Ware School: 20

Round 5

Presec Legon: 40

Achimota School: 28

Opoku Ware School: 23

The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, at the beginning of the contest commended the organizers, Primetime, for initiating the National Science & Maths Quiz (NSMQ) for senior high school (SHS) students.

He said the programme has whipped up interest in the study of science and its related programmes among SHS students.

Dr Adutwum also commended all the contestants from the three schools, saying, “no matter what happens, contestants, you have done well for your schools.”

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